One of our favorite ways to view Ohio’s beautiful fall foliage is from a train. This fall, many of Ohio’s trains are offering fall foliage tours and events, as well as special Halloween train rides. To learn more visit each train’s website for details and ticket information.
ATHENS COUNTY (NE OH)
HOCKING VALLEY SCENIC RAILWAY
All rides depart from the Nelsonville Depot, located at 33 W. Canal Street along Business U.S. Route 33 in Nelsonville, Ohio.
740.753.9531 | hvsry.org
FALL FOLIAGE TRAIN RIDE
Experience the beautiful fall colors in Nelsonville, Ohio on the fall foliage train ride! Sit back and relax in the heated train and enjoy the changing colors of the leaves! Each Thursday and Friday between October 1st and 31st, one train each day departs the Nelsonville Depot at 1 p.m. for a roundtrip ride to East Logan. The coaches are heated as weather requires, but we also have both of our open-air cars on the train as well. These trains provide a unique way to experience the fall colors throughout the month of October!
NELSONVILLE HALLOWEEN TRAIN
Join us on the Trunk-or-Treat Train! Treats are available and costumes are encouraged! This Halloween train ride is great for all ages, so plan your costume and join us soon!
CUYAHOGA COUNTY ( NE OH)
CUYAHOGA VALLEY SCENIC RAILROAD
Location: Departs Rockside Rd., Independence & Peninsula
Climb aboard the National Park Scenic Train! The 90-minute excursion is the best way to enjoy fall and take in the sweeping views of the changing leaves in Cuyahoga Valley National Park from a one-of-a-kind vantage point.
(Banner photo credit: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad)
HANCOCK COUNTY (NW OH)
NORTHWEST OHIO RAILROAD PRESERVATION, INC.
12505 County Road 99, Findlay, Ohio 45840
419-423-2995 | nworrp.org
September 16-17, 2023
Saturdays and Sundays
Noon – 5:00 PM
September 23 – October 22, 2023
Saturdays and Sundays
All Aboard! Tracks to the Past
October 6 & 7, 2023
After Dark – Halloween Express
September 29-October 28, 2023
Fridays and Saturdays
6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
Non-scary Halloween train ride for the whole family
October 21 & 28, 2023
October 21: 6:30pm-9pm
October 28: 1pm-4pm
October 28: 6:30pm-9pm
LORAIN COUNTY (NE OH)
LORAIN & WEST VIRGINIA RAILWAY
Location: 46485 State Route 18, Wellington, Ohio
Fall Foliage – October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 2023
The train leaves the station at 1pm
Pumpkin Train – October 8 & 14, 2023
The train leaves at 3:30 pm.
Wine on the Rails – October 20, 2023
Sweetest Day Train – October 21, 2023
MUSKINGUM COUNTY (CENTRAL OH)
ZANESVILLE & WESTERN SCENIC RAILROAD
Location: 5700 OH-204, Mt Perry, OH 43760
Hobo Camp – September 2-3, 30, October 1, 2023
Grassman Weekend – September 9-10, 2023
Train Robbery Weekend – September 23-24, 2023
Pumpkin Trains – October 7-8, 14-15, 21-2, 28-29, 2023
WARREN COUNTY (SW OH)
Photo courtesy of LM&M RAILROAD.
Location: Lebanon Mason Monroe Railroad
127 S Mechanic St, Lebanon, OH 45036
Pumpkin Patch Express
October 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2023
WAYNE COUNTY (NE OH)
ORRVILLE RAILROAD HERITAGE SOCIETY
Location: Orrville Union Depot
145 Depot Street, Orrville, Ohio 44667
330.683.2426 | orrvillerailroad.com
October 2023 is Pumpkin Hayride Month.
Kids get a free small pumpkin!
Dates: October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2023